Yana Yunusova, PhD

Yana Yunusova, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Toronto, an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Yunusova's research is focused on understanding the effects of neurologic disease on speech production. At present, her research program is composed of three independent but related themes. The first theme is focused on issues of early diagnosis and subtyping of the bulbar form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The second theme is devoted to the study of neuroanatomical underpinnings of motor control and cognitive deterioration in bulbar ALS. The third is concentrated on the development of new movement-based treatment methods, using visual feedback, for treating motor speech disorders. In addition to conducting research, she teaches at the graduate level in the area of motor speech disorders.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2019 Nov 07;:1-8
Rong P, Yunusova Y, Eshghi M, Rowe HP, Green JR
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2019 May 14;:1-11
Shellikeri S, Myers M, Black SE, Abrahao A, Zinman L, Yunusova Y
Behav Neurol. 2019;2019:9518309
Yunusova Y, Ansari J, Ramirez J, Shellikeri S, Stanisz GJ, Black SE, Gillingham SM, Kiss A, Stuss DT, Zinman L
Front Neurol. 2019;10:106
Yunusova Y, Plowman EK, Green JR, Barnett C, Bede P
Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Jan 29;:1-8
Wilson EM, Kulkarni M, Simione M, Rong P, Green JR, Yunusova Y
Muscle Nerve. 2019 Jan 08;:
Pattee GL, Plowman EK, Garand KLF, Costello J, Brooks BR, Berry JD, Smith RA, Atassi N, Chapin JL, Yunusova Y, McIlduff CE, Young E, Macklin EA, Locatelli ER, Silani V, Heitzman D, Wymer J, Goutman SA, Gelinas DF, Perry B, Nalipinski P, Stipancic K, O...
Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2018 Nov 08;:1-11
Wang J, Kothalkar PV, Kim M, Bandini A, Cao B, Yunusova Y, Campbell TF, Heitzman D, Green JR
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2018 Oct 30;:1-19
Kearney E, Haworth B, Scholl J, Faloutsos P, Baljko M, Yunusova Y


Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Director, Bulbar Function Lab, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Co-Team Leader, Communication Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute